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White Hispanic Heritage
Nicole Gardecki
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Kidspeace National Center for Kids in Crisis-Temple
704 Hay Road
Temple, PA - 19560
Lorenzo(Age 7)
What do a boxer and Steelers fan have in common? They’re brothers, of course!

Meet Ryker, a soft spoken family man much like his idol Troy Polamalu (former Steelers strong safety). As big Steeler’s fan, Ryker studies their plays and hopes to one day play football himself. One of his biggest goals is to learn to run fast, also like Polamalu. Sports aren’t his only passion, as he enjoys utilizing his creative side to build Lego kit sets. Ryker thrives on being active and is always ready to engage in a friendly game of football. Ryker expressed that having an active family is essential to him. Creating an attachment to a parental figure is something Ryker has expressed a strong desire for, as having one-on-one time with a parent is something Ryker deems as both valuable and important. Ryker is a big brother and cares a lot about his younger sibling.

Did you know that as a journeyman boxer you can’t go into a ring and look weak, you need to look exciting but not risky? As a journeyman boxer you might be entering the ring as an underdog but you always come out looking impressive. Just like a journeyman boxer, Lorenzo is ready to step into the ring and show you how impressive he is. He is an avid sports enthusiast with interests in, you guessed it, boxing, football and soccer! On Sundays in the fall you can find him wearing green rooting for his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles! He thrives on being active and is always ready to engage in a friendly game of football or soccer, often with his brothers. Lorenzo can be quiet at first and sometimes needs time before opening up. Having one-on-one time with a parent is something Lorenzo expressed is essential to him.

Ryker and Lorenzo are not yet legally free for adoption. The boys will do well in a home where they can be the only children. They also have frequent visitation with their birth family in Southeast, PA and at this time visitation needs to continue. A prospective family will need to be able to accommodate visitation.

Please call 1-800-585-SWAN to learn more about the boys.
Families must have an approved Family Profile (home study) to adopt a child. Only those families with approved profiles will be considered by the child’s caseworker in the county children and youth agency with custody of the child.
The information is given by PAE based solely on the statement of the family that they are approved to adopt. Families in Pennsylvania without an approved Family Profile are directed to contact 1-800-585-SWAN1-800-585-SWAN to pursue an agency in their geographic area. Families living outside of Pennsylvania are encouraged to work with an agency in their state to prepare the profile.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania